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Drama dept. brings Matthew Shepard’s story to stage

Drama dept. brings Matthew Shepard’s story to stage

Ben Gyman, Feature Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature

Matthew Shepard was a political science major at the University of Wyoming. He enjoyed theater and was learning to speak German and Italian. He had a very close relationship with his only brother Logan. On the night of Oct. 6, 1998, Shepard was beaten, robbed, and left for dead by two men because...

Think you won’t be a victim?

Gwen Poole, Photography Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Feature

To my peers, I’m considered strong and not the type of girl one would think of as the typical “victim” in a story. In all honestly, I would agree — I know how to handle myself in scary situations and don’t ever let people take advantage of me. And yet, it just goes to show that anyo...

Teenage girls most often victims of unwanted sexual advances

Lily Tran, Feature Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Feature

It isn’t easy being a girl — especially a teenage girl. Teen females have to deal with developing bodies, menstruation and, unfortunately, sexual harassment. “More than half of all female students from grades seven through 12 were sexually harassed at school,” a 2011 study by the American...

Harassment or flirting: how’s a guy to know?

Eric Benitez, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

A man approaches a woman at a bar and offers to buy her a drink. The man compliments the woman’s good looks and the woman reciprocates the flirting. They proceed to carry on the conversation, with the man clearly showing his interest in the woman. Before the evening ends, she slips him her phone number. A...

Coming out getting easier — but not for all teens

Coming out getting easier — but not for all teens

Gabriella Backus, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature

All people must overcome many hurdles throughout their lifetime; although these obstacles vary from person to person, LGBTQ individuals must face one additional but necessary hurdle: coming out. While growing up, many people question their sexual and gender identities and eventually must come to terms...

Boy Scouts will open to girls in 2020

Boy Scouts will open to girls in 2020

Marso Beltran, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


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Throughout its 107 years of existence, Boy Scouts of America has never admitted another gender into its program until now. In 2013, the Boy Scouts started admitting openly gay members and in 2015, allowed gay scout leaders. Earlier this year, the Boy Scouts recently opened its program to transgender...

Hollywood ‘casting couch’ exposed

Hollywood ‘casting couch’ exposed

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

For years, stories of sexual harassment, assault and rape have surfaced involving big names in the entertainment industry. “A lot of up-and-coming actresses and actors want to make it big in Hollywood and it’s really hard for them because there are so many of them, so in order to get big a lot ...

Conspiracy theorists pore over release of records

Conspiracy theorists pore over release of records

Alijah Jacob Buada, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2017


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Many conspiracy theories have surrounded the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the theorists have been dying to know the truth about what really happened by that grassy knoll in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963 — but the wait is not over. On October 21, Pres. Donald Trump announced that he...

#MeToo

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Women can band together even as strangers on social media, joined by their shared experience with sexual harassment or assault. They can create a community of sorts based on support and advice through scary, traumatic times. But social media isn’t always beneficial in terms of sexual harassment...

Tarana Burke started #MeToo in 2006 — but few noticed

Andrea Silveira, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The hashtag “Me, too” was started in 2006 by an activist from the Bronx, Tarana Burke. Burke, a victim of sexual harassment herself, was inspired by the stories of girls who spoke out about being sexually harassed and would reply with “Me, too.”  Her goal was to unify the community of people who ...

Don’t ignore signs of a toxic relationship

Helen Le, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2017


Filed under Feature

A toxic relationship does not always appear obvious to the naked eye — manipulation and deception can easily be masked by sweet phrases or empty reassurances of love. In an article called “A Diary of Toxic Love” in “The Atlantic,” Olga Khazan follows the relationship of Lauren and her unnamed...

Many lessons learned from first love relationship

Many lessons learned from first love relationship

Anonymous

October 16, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

When I was crying more than smiling in my relationship, I knew it was time to end it. I met my ex-boyfriend sophomore year in the library. We barely talked and I had his phone number for about three weeks before we started dating. It was pretty quick how we gotten together. To be honest, I didn’t want...

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